Smith-Victor CS-1 Stabilizer for Camcorder

Smith-Victor CS-1 Stabilizer for Camcorder

Smith-Victor CS-1 Stabilizer for Camcorder

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The Smith Victor CS-1 Stabilizer for Camcorder is an over-the-shoulder camera support featuring 2-point stabilization. The entire unit weighs less than 2 lbs, making it incredibly easy to use and hold. Invaluable when moving through large crowds, the CS-1 prevents a handheld camera from falling unexpectedly.

UPC: 037733009925
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Smith-Victor CS-1 Stabilizer for Camcorder
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    Smith-Victor CS-1 specs

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    Package Weight 2.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.8 x 6.5 x 5.1"

    Smith-Victor CS-1 reviews

    CS-1 Stabilizer for Camcorder is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from CS-1 a cost effective solution Where I live, I don't have the chance to try out all the competing shoulder mounts for my Sony EX-1R. Looking at the design, I thought it might be the best solution for the way I operate. I guessed right. It is light-weight and adjustable for using both the LCD and the viewfinder. It is easy to set up to do waist level shots and high angle shots. I love the fact the weight is off the top of the shoulder and distributed front and back. The one weakness is the front pad will sense your breathing. Two other friends have borrowed it already and have given it positive reviews. Hard to beat for the price.
    Date published: 2010-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Stable brace Unlike many more expensive braces that only sit on top of the shoulder, this camera brace reaches the back of the shoulder and the chest. It effectively rests all the weight of the camera on your body. Therefore arms do not become fatigued from holding the camera and they are free to work controls. It easily carries my Panasonic HVX 200A. Extra brackets enable me to position the camera to use the eyepiece or flip out screen. However the mount screw is a little too long so I need a rubber pad as a spacer. Although it's mostly plastic, it's very strong and solid. It works great!
    Date published: 2010-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LETUS 35 D.O.F. on I bought from B&H, the Letus 35mm depth of field adapter and now I was looking for a solution to take all that weight off my hands. All of you who own a Letus know that the cameras's front gets ridiculously heavy!!! This stabilizer doesn't really stabilize, especially when you walk because of your chest will make it bounce. The device sits right on your shoulder and the weight lands on your chest. For additional security, it comes with a nice belt that goes around your cheat and shoulder which comes off instantly when you want it off. Trust me, your camera won't fall even if you take both hands off and walk (just don't do something stupid) and my setup is quite heavy. I can even drink a cup of coffee at the same time having my entire rig on me. The CS-1 was just what I was looking for. If gives me the feel as if my camera was in a tripod, allowing me to control everything as the CS-1 holds the camera for me. This is the only stabilizer out there at this price range that is absolutely perfect for using you camera with a Letus. Of course without it too. The CS-1 comes with extra camera mounts (see item's extra pics) which you WONT need at all. CS-1 is made of very strong plastic. Feels almost like metal. WARNING: If you got the Letus on, do NOT attempt to mount your camera's heavy front on the CS-1 with the mount extensions! These are for light and little camcorders that need to be adjusted somehow. DO NOT use any extenders because it might brake, since you will be projecting the camera forward from the CS-1's CG.
    Date published: 2009-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already many interested.. I'm using this product with my Nikon D300 DSLR Camera, and I can't say enough good things about it. Already several of my friends are interested and have asked for the link to the site where the product is featured. It gives the maneuverable freedom that a tripod or monopod don't give when shooting pictures, and still it gives support for sharper images. It also gives you the possibility of free hands, for example to be used holding binoculars, and not leaving the camera hanging heavily around your neck, causing neck and back pain. In addition, it's light and does not add much weight to the full equipment. I only have good things to say about this product and can recommend it strongly.
    Date published: 2010-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but not perfect I use this to stabilize m Sony FX1000. Overall, it is very comfortable and gets the job done. I discovered that you don't need to use the attachments it comes with. It winds up slipping if you do. I was skeptical about its plastic construction but it seems to be sturdy enough. Just don't ticheten anything too much or put too much weight on it. I have to open it up as far as it goes to fit comfortably and have it parallel to the ground. Also, for me, it tends to lean the camera to the right so you really need to keep your arm involved with the balancing.
    Date published: 2010-04-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great stabilizer with one big drawback I had to shoot a wedding using this stabilizer with my video camera because my tripod broke. It definately beats having to carry the camera with your hands, keeps the weight off, keeps the camera from falling off accidently, and provides a steadier picture. The only negative was the camcorder extention plate was useless because the mounting screw was too long and I could not mount my pro mini dv camera on it, the height of the screw was not adjustable. I had to use the standard still camera plate which placed the video camera too close to my body and made it difficult to see the LCD. All the other mounting screws were adjustable height EXCEPT the camcorder plate, which was the sole reason I reason I brought the stabilizer. Highly dissappointed with this oversight on the part of the manufacturer.
    Date published: 2010-12-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from READ: Build Quality is in Doubt I recently purchased this from B&H to replace a remarkably similar item by Opteka (from another site). In fact, the superb design, velvet bag, accessories and clear plastic are EXACTLY the same. The only thing different is the logo and price, leaving little doubt that both are from the same manufacturer. So what's the problem? The Opteka fell apart like it was made of play-doh. The mounting platform extender broke off, and the base mounting screw literally crumbled when I overtightened. Granted I have a heavier Sony EX1, but I have never seen anything like it. I refuse to give up on this wonderful concept but I would urge caution to anyone who owns one to be careful, and I would advise that people who have not yet invested to hold off for more reviews. PS-- I'd buy an all-metal one for $250 in a heartbeat.
    Date published: 2010-09-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but this is overpriced. Check out *There are many versions of this product out there which are all essentially the same.
    Date published: 2011-01-12
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